ELSI Point/Counterpoint Series

As part of Duke’s post-doctoral program in Genomic Medicine, the Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine presents a Point/Counterpoint series aimed to encourage discussion of the ethical, legal and social implications of genomic science and medicine.

If you are a pre- or post-doctoral fellow with interests in genome sciences and medicine research, this series will highlight important ethical, legal, and social issues to consider when approaching clinical research. Although genomic medicine literature will provide the backbone of our discussions, lessons learned will be applicable to any type of research involving patients and the public.

Papers will be assigned for each meeting on a given topic. Attendees will be expected to read the papers prior to the meeting in order to fully engage in the discussion to explore the status and perspectives of various stakeholders to ascertain a comprehensive understanding of the key issues and debate related to the topic. For learning objectives and the list of topics, please visit the Readings page.  For the 2020-21 year, all meetings will be held via Zoom.  Please contact the program coordinator for meeting information (Dr. Susanne Haga <susanne.haga@duke.edu>).

Fall 2020 Meeting Dates:

  • Sept 16 (1:00-2:00 pm)
  • Oct 14 (time change – 9:30 am)
  • Nov 18 (1:00-2:00 pm)
  • Dec 16 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Spring 2021 Meeting Dates (first Wed of every month; see times):

  • Feb 3 (2:00-3:00 pm)
  • March 3 (2:00-3:00 pm)
  • April 7 (3:00-4:00 pm)
  • May 5 (3:00-4:00 pm)
  • June 2 (3:00-4:00 pm)


Look forward to having you join us!